Category Archives: Transport

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The Cost Of Roadworks & Traffic Jams To Business

Drivers in the UK are wearyingly familiar with roadworks and temporary speed limits up and down the country. We all know the frustration it can cause. For some businesses relying on our roads to get from job to job and place to place, these holdups with their inevitable temporary speed limits can slow down their progression. This cuts down on the working day as they have to make allowance for traffic and disruptions caused by these inconveniences. As a side effect, traffic jams also increase emissions from cars. Continue reading

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Driverless Cars Will Take The Fun Out Of Driving –

– Or Will They? Just as Ford’s shiny black car replaced the horse, driverless cars are probably the next revolution in transport. But like any other revolution, not everybody wants to get in behind it. This makes sense: most humans like being in control. Not only do they want to be in control, they still want to have fun when driving. Continue reading

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Buying A Car On A Tight Budget

You don’t have to save up for months to buy a car. If you’re on a tight budget and need something fast to help get you around, there are options out there. You’ll probably have to set your expectations low – you’re not getting a Mercedes. But you shouldn’t settle for something straight out of the scrapyard either. Here are just a few tips for buying a car on a tight budget. Continue reading

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Traffic Fury: On The Motorway

Here’s another of my Traffic Fury rants. This time we had occasion to drive to Western-super-Mare the other day which entailed using the M4 and M5, possibly the most boring stretches of motorway ever. To entertain and inform we decided to keep actual real notes about driving standards; a sort of automotive version of Ten Green Bottles. This is the plain, unvarnished account of misdemeanours witnessed: Continue reading

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The Railway Network Eats Itself

Despite being a car driver first and foremost, I would from time to time like to use our railway network. The idea that I could travel a long distance, arrive refreshed and hire at car at the destination appeals to me, especially with our rotten, crowded roads. Sadly, there are too many reasons why I don’t. I’ll take the car every time. Continue reading

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Pickup Tops: 5 Reasons Why You Need One

You’ve already bought Christmas gifts for all the family, but you haven’t gotten anything new for your pickup just yet. Whether you’re one of those people who consider their cars to be no less than a part of the family or not, Christmas can be a great excuse to finally get your hands on that accessory that’s been on your wish list since last March. And when it comes to trucks, there’s no better accessory than a pickup top from Pick Up Tops UK, whether it’s just a cover, a bed liner, or a full-fledged hardtop. Continue reading

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Clean Air Zones: what are they and where will they be?

In October this year, Oxford announced its plans to become the world’s first zero emissions city zone – they aim to ban all petrol and diesel cars from the city centre area by 2020. This suggests the UK are serious about rolling out their plans to ban the sale of all new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in an attempt to clean up the UK’s air quality. Oxford isn’t the only city looking to introduce clean air zones either. The government has revealed five UK cities that plan to have a clean air zone by 2020, including Birmingham, Southampton and Leeds. Continue reading

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Traffic Fury: Careless Or Couldn’t Care Less Driving

There is a three-lane road in my town. One lane is a bus lane, hence the central lane is southbound, the outer lane northbound. Whilst driving in the centre lane I was confronted by an on-coming car. Fair enough, Perhaps he thought it was an overtaking lane, although the signage is clear enough. Continue reading

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Driverless Cars Sent To Coventry

It has just been revealed this week that Jaguar Land Rover launched the first UK public road test of driverless vehicles. It is an exciting announcement for the British motoring scene, largely due to the majority of news on autonomous vehicles coming from US companies like Google. The testing is to take place in Coventry within the city itself. This may sound alarming but the testing will have a human driver present and the experiments are mostly to see how well the vehicles ‘talk’ to each other. Therefore there isn’t a huge amount of risk of out of control machines causing chaos! Continue reading

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UK Food Vans: The Good And The Bad

Business is booming for the UK’s food van industry. It’s increasing in popularity due to the amount of street food that is available to a person when they are on the go. Although this is something that is relatively new to the UK, countries like Thailand have had a long popularity in street vans, and they have proven to be successful. Research done by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have said that 2.5 billion people eat street food around the world every day. Continue reading